Top-five things to do

Lifestyle, Music, Stage

The first weekend of fall brings options for live music, theater, food, and more to the Seacoast. Here's our weekly roundup of entertainment highlights coming to a venue near you.

TBJ: Brew masters

The Beer Journal, Lifestyle

Since launching in 2008, the Cicerone Certification Program has churned out servers trained in best beer-service practices and cherry picked a handful of top beer professionals that are being compared with the Master Sommeliers of the wine world.

Season extension greens

Lifestyle, Outdoor

For many vegetable gardeners, peak harvest season has passed. Luckily there is still time to try seeding some cool-season crops that can handle colder temperatures and actually taste better once cool weather arrives.

Gardening tips: early harvest

Lifestyle, Outdoor

Are your pumpkins already fully orange? Farmers and gardening enthusiasts have been reporting very early ripening in both pumpkins and winter squash. The UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center explains how to handle your early harvest.

Get your local satire

Lifestyle

Since The Tug launched its fake news site over the weekend, its humorous bits have been making the rounds on social media, confusing some viewers and leaving them to wonder whose side they're on, if there even are sides. We caught up with the anonymous crew for an email Q&A.

New brew taps the sea

Lifestyle

With a little help from aquaculture researchers at the University of New Hampshire, the Portsmouth Brewery has introduced Selkie, a beer brewed with locally harvested sugar kelp. It's one of many ways sustainably raised seaweed could soon find its way into our diets.

From the magazine: Finding the Lost Coast

Style Queue

Tiffany Landry and Jonathan Lessard are the couple behind Lost Coast, a delightfully weird junk shop in Kittery. Actually, it’s more like a meticulously curated mix of vintage fad toys, granny-chic kitchenware, hip used clothing, and dope records, among other things.

From the magazine: Perfect fit

Style Queue

Based in Brentwood, Krista Larson Designs is an internationally distributed name in women’s fashion, specializing in flattering, comfortable clothing that fits a variety of sizes.

From the magazine: An eye for detail

Style Queue

Seventeen-year-old Phillips Exeter Academy student Rachel Luo is a style hunter armed with a camera and a keen eye. The Texas native is the mind behind “The Exeter Issue,” a fashion-centered Instagram and Facebook page that is quietly gaining a big audience.

From the magazine: One of a kind

Style Queue

Mrs. Janet Y. Larose knows fashion, and she puts her knowledge to use for a variety of causes. A resident of both Portsmouth and New York, Janet talked to Style Queue editor Jennifer Moore about her glamorous style, including the one-of-a-kind, vintage Chanel ensemble she wore for the interview.

A week of fashion & fun in the Big Apple

Lifestyle

Elias Matso and Molly Stites, two incoming freshman at Traip Academy in Kittery, Maine, recently attended a four-day, pre-college course at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Elias and Molly shared their experiences in the Big Apple with a blog-style, day-by-day chronicle.

Portsmouth Pride to shine again

News, Lifestyle

The second annual Portsmouth Pride event takes place Saturday, June 25, in downtown Portsmouth. The parade and celebration occurs at a time when gay rights have made tremendous strides, and yet the recent mass shooting in Orlando demonstrates the immense challenges the LGBT community still faces.